Duette Rat Removal – Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros
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Rats can cause significant damage to structures inside your Duette home. Rats’ teeth grow constantly, so they need to gnaw on things to wear down their teeth. Unfortunately for you, that means they can – and will – chew through anything to get where they want to go, including drywall, wood and wall studs, plumbing pipes, and electrical wires. They will also help themselves to the food in your pantry, leaving behind unsanitary droppings and contaminated food. For help call the Manatee County, FL Rodent Pros today!
Rats can also carry a number of disease-causing germs that are harmful to adults, children, and pets, such as Salmonella and E. coli, which can cause food poisoning or other infections. Rats can also transmit rabies, bubonic plague and Weil’s disease (leptospirosis). For these reasons, it is extremely important to call our Duette rodent control service and get rid of rats in your house as soon as you realize you have a rat infestation. We offer the best guarantees on rodent exclusion for homes.
We also service Sarasota of course. Our range includes most of the south end of Tampa Bay, including Palmetto, Memphis, Ellenton, Oneco, Whitfield Estates, Bayshore Gardens, Cortez, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria, and Palma Sola.
Manatee County, Florida
Area: 743 mi²
Population: 363,369 (2015)
Humane Rat Control in Duette Florida
The whiskers and guard hairs enable the animals to travel adjacent to walls in the dark and in burrows.
Norway rats can climb, but not as well as roof rats, and are strong swimmers.
From causing plague epidemics (the "Black Death" of Europe) to rat-bite fever, whether feeding on stored grain or gnawing electric wires, rats are enemies of humankind.
It actually makes it worse, because the rats are multiplying, dying, defecating, destroying insulation, chewing wires and chewing air ducts, while you wait for your next service.
Most rats in attics enter via roof entry points - although they can get into the building a variety of ways.
In residences where rats may be living in the attic and feeding outdoors, the damage may be restricted to tearing up insulation for nesting or gnawing electrical wiring.
Mice can enter an opening as small as 3/8" wide.
The long, sensitive whiskers (vibrissae) near their nose and the guard hairs on their body are used as tactile sensors.
These can be identified by the brown smudges of grease that comes from the rat's fur, and should all be sealed to prevent future rat infestations in the attic.
Seal any openings larger than ¼ inch with caulk, wood, mesh, or other appropriate materials.
The traditional style snap traps are still among the best ways of dealing with a rat problem, and these are simple to set and bait, and you should look to place them in areas where the rats are active, so where you can see feces and smudges on the walls.
Roof Rats are predominate in coastal areas.
They lead you to believe there is no other rat control solution.
Most commercial baits are registered for both species of rats and for house mice, but often they are less acceptable to roof rats than to the other species.
Bait stations are sometimes difficult to place for roof rat control because of the rodents’ overhead traveling characteristics.
Elsewhere, reports indicate that roof rats are slowly disappearing from localized areas for no apparent reason.
Products sold as general animal repellents, based on taste and/or odor, are sometimes advertised to repel animals, including rats, from garbage bags.
Droppings - you might find these in places like cupboards, cabinets and other areas around the home where rats like to hide
Resistance is of little consequence in the control of roof rats, especially with the newer rodenticides presently available.
Rats will also drag their tails, leaving a mark between their feet tracks.
Severe pruning and/or removal of certain ornamentals are often required to obtain a degree of lasting rat control.
The first step in controlling a roof rat infestation is to properly identify the rodents.
Some of the first-generation anticoagulants (pindone and warfarin) are available as soluble rodenticides from which water baits can be prepared.
Selection of rodenticides and bait products must be done according to label instructions.
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